Real Madrid are one of the great clubs in both Spanish and European football history, there is no question of that. However, so far this season they have failed to reach the same levels in terms of performance, and results on the pitch. This lack of consistency has led them to the lowly position of fourth in the La Liga table and eleven points behind Barcelona.
Los Blancos are a club that do not compromise when it comes to being the best and reaching their unbelievably high standards. Therefore, they would have no problem in removing Zidane from his position despite the level of success he has had with them in the past. They did the same with Vicente Del Bosque and Fabio Capello, so why would Zidane be any different?
You cannot ignore however, that there are other factors that are out with Zidane’s control which could contribute to this disappointing form.
For example, Gareth Bale’s constant injury problems will undoubtedly be extremely frustrating for him, because despite all of the talent Madrid have at their disposal; they only have a few players that are capable of providing such attacking threat in the wide areas. Therefore, this would definitely make them less dangerous going forward which could have a negative impact on performances, and more importantly results.
Another factor which could have played a part in Real Madrid’s poor form this season is the uncertainty surrounding Christiano Ronaldo’s future with the club.
The speculation linking him with a move back to Manchester United has refused to go away over the past few seasons, and no matter how much of a model professional Ronaldo is, the constant rumours about his future is bound to unsettle him to some extent.
In my opinion, this could be a key factor in explaining why Real Madrid are so far behind Barcelona this season.
Clearly there are multiple reasons for Real Madrid’s poor form in La Liga at the moment, but one thing is certain, if Zidane does not improve the results soon the board will be left with no option but to replace him.